Archive | October, 2015

Columbus Primary Students Learn How to Make Every Drop Count

Columbus Primary Students Learn How to Make Every Drop Count

Did you know that more people on earth have cell phones than drinking water? This was just one of the water facts that a group of 26 fifth-grade students learned at Columbus Primary when Water and Sewerage (WSC) stopped by to give them valuable lessons on water conservation. As WSC makes significant improvements to their […]

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43rd Annual Conch Cracking Competition Attracts Residents and Visitors

Residents and visitors alike flocked to the eastern end of Grand Bahama on National Hero’s Day, Monday, October 12, for the 43rd annual Conch Cracking Competition in McLean’s Town. While there, guests were treated to cultural traditions, games and musical entertainment. Among those enjoying their holiday at the festival were Minister for Grand Bahama Dr. […]

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14 Clinics Close after Hurricane Joaquin

After the wrecking impact of Hurricane Joaquin two weeks ago, clinics in the southeast and central Bahamas remain closed. Chief Medical Officer Glen Beneby announced the closure of the clinics at a press conference held at the Office of the Prime Minister recently. According to Dr. Beneby, two major clinics that were affected are Clarence […]

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Joaquin to Cost Gov’t $60 Million

Prime Minister Perry Christie yesterday announced that Hurricane Joaquin has left a bill of more than $60 million to rebuild the islands which it drastically devastated. At a press conference held at his office yesterday, the prime minister outlined plans to assist residents in Central and Southern Bahamas who have lost their homes and businesses […]

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More Than 168 Animals Died In Hurricane Joaquin

Director of Environmental Health Melanie McKenzie said yesterday that more than 168 animals died in Hurricane Joaquin, leaving officials with the daunting task of finding ways to depose of the bodies. Earlier this month, Hurricane Joaquin devastated the islands of Acklins, Crooked Island, Long Island, Rum Cay and San Salvador. While speaking at a press […]

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National Disabilities Commission Launches Logo Design Competition for High School Students

Youth around The Bahamas are invited to think and talk about the rights of persons with disabilities by participating in the Logo Design Competition of the National Commission for Persons with Disabilities (NCPD). The Commission’s Logo Design Competition is open to all junior and senior high school students in The Bahamas. The design competition was […]

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Students Affected by Joaquin Remain Out of School

While some children affected by Hurricane Joaquin were able to travel to New Providence to continue their studies, the majority of them are out of school, according to Director of Education Lionel Sands. Mr. Sands was one of many department heads that gave an update on hurricane relief efforts at a press conference at the […]

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Gaming House Operators Association Donates $250K to NEMA

The National Emergency Management Agency received more than a quarter of a million dollars from the Gaming House Operators Association towards Hurricane Joaquin relief efforts on Tuesday. The total of $257,552.05 was presented during a press conference at the Office of the Prime Minister on Cable Beach. Prime Minister Perry Christie confirmed that members of […]

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FNM Leader Calls for Duty Free Clothing

Free National Movement Leader Dr. Hubert Minnis suggested yesterday that the government should remove the duty on clothing, instead of preserving the duty free zone status for the high-end jewellery businesses located Downtown. According to Dr. Minnis, if clothing becomes duty free, it will improve the attractiveness of Downtown, Bay Street and improve the variety […]

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Deveaux-Isaacs Leads National Health Insurance Team

Peter Deveaux-Isaacs has been recently appointed as permanent secretary in the Cabinet Office with responsibility for coordinating the implementation of National Health Insurance. His training in diplomacy positions him as an excellent mediator in negotiations that have sometimes become challenging between consultants and key stakeholders. Mr. Deveaux-Isaacs was educated at Saint Augustine’s College, Iowa State […]

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